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Fenix HT18 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HI LED
1500 lm output
162682 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix HT18 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 162682 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 807 m.

Excited to learn if the HT18 lives up to expectations? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix HT18 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
    • Links
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Fenix HT18 / HT18

The HT18 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The HT18 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool.

Fenix HT18 specifications

BrandFenix
NameHT18
TypeHT18
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1623 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The HT18 flashlight allows you to light dark areas.

Fenix HT18 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight220 g
Length184 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter68 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip it. The aluminium body of the HT18 has excellent thermal conductivity. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. The HT18 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1500 lm
Intensity162682 cd
Throw807 m
CD/LM factor108.45

With 1500 lm, the HT18 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 162682 cd flashlight is intensely bright. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. The HT18 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The HT18 flashlight's power source is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The HT18 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
green light filter
lanyard
nylon holster
red light filter
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions.

Official sitehttps://www.fenixlighting.com/

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Fenix flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • adapter included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Comparisons

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Updated: April 23, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.